2014 Annual Meeting Business Report

At yesterday’s annual meeting, the results of the MWA state board elections were officially announced:

With 59 ballots cast, 57 (98.28%) voted to approve the slate as presented, 1 (1.72%) voted to not approve the slate as presented. One blank ballot was cast. There were no write-in candidates.

Congratulations to the incoming board of the Maryland Writers’ Association!

Elected Positions:

  • President: Lalita Noronha
  • Vice President: Holly Morse-Ellington
  • Treasurer: Mark Prebilic
  • Secretary: Kathleen Young Rybarczyk
  • Communications Chair: Vicky Pinpin-Feinstein
  • Conference Chair: Denise Camacho
  • Members at Large: Carolee Noury, Ally E. Machate

Appointed Positions:

  • Editor, Pen in Hand: Jill Earl
  • MWA Books Co-Directors: Gary Lester, Ally E. Machate
  • Teen Writers’ Club Co-Coordinators: Diane E. Booth, Mark Willen

The attending members also voted to approve the change in wording to Article III of the Bylaws:

Original Text:

“The membership and fiscal year is July 1 through June 30. New members are accepted throughout the year, but dues are not prorated. For those who join between March 1 and June 30, membership is extended through the next fiscal year. Membership dues are not refundable.”

Approved Revision:

“The fiscal year is July 1 through June 30. New members are accepted throughout the year. Membership dues are not refundable.”

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